A Sergeant was addressing a squad of 25 and said: “I have a nice easy job for the laziest man here.
“Put up your hand if you are the laziest.”
When 24 men raised their hands, the Sergeant asked the other man: “Why didn’t you raise your hand?”
The man replied: “Too much trouble raising the hand, Sarge.”
A few days later, the advisor returns in with a single note: Needs Improvement.
So the student makes a few changes and resubmits it. Again, the advisor returns it with the single note: Needs Improvement.
This time, the student pores over it, double checks every word, adds every reference he can find, and adjusts the layout to make it more readable. He walks into his advisor’s office and says, “I have done everything I possible can, this is absolutely perfect.”
The advisor takes it from him and says, “Okay, I guess I’ll actually read it this time.”